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Re: Universal 5716 AKA M20 AKA Kubota Z751
It is possible to flip the mounting of the throttle cable, and reverse the normal operation of the throttle lever. Mine is currently flipped, but I have got used to it (happened when a new transmission was installed 3 years ago). Forward is slow, back is fast on my boat.
Is your setup the one where the engine is stopped by pushing the lever against a spring? Or do you have a separate stop control?
If you have the one lever, it is fairly obvious which direction is idle because the lever goes past that point against a fairly powerful spring.
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